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During the hearing of the Final Year Exam UGC Guidelines 2020 today, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that it is not in the interest of the students themselves to not conduct the examinations.

During the hearing of the Final Year Exam UGC Guidelines 2020 today, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that it is not in the interest of the student

Hearing in Supreme Court postponed till 14 August.


Final year exam UGC Guidelines 2020: The case has been deferred till August 14 after a hearing in the Supreme Court today, on August 10, 2020, regarding a final year or semester examinations. 

During the hearing today, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the UGC and the government, said that the University Grants Commission is the only body that can make the rules related to the degree and the states cannot amend these rules. 

Also, not conducting examinations is not in the interest of the students themselves.

Let us tell you that the University Grants Commission (UGC) has compulsorily conducted the final year or semester examinations of various undergraduate and postgraduate courses in central and state universities, colleges, private universities, deemed universities and other higher education institutions across the country. 

The petition challenging the circular was scheduled to be heard in the Supreme Court today, August 10, 2020. 

In its circular issued on July 6, the UGC had directed the universities to hold the final year or last semester examinations by September 30, 2020. 

In the circular, the UGC gave instructions to conduct examinations online or offline or jointly in both online and offline mediums. 

In the same circular, 31 students from different universities across the country together filed a petition in the Supreme Court.

The hearing was held on 31 July.


The petition filed in the Supreme Court for the final year or semester examinations was heard on 31 July. 

During the hearing, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who was representing the UGC and the government, had asked to file an affidavit by August 7, 2020, to keep the home ministry concerned. 

At the same time, during the hearing of the case, advocate Singhvi, appearing for the students, had said that there are many universities across the country which do not have the necessary IT infrastructure to conduct the examinations online. 

On the other hand, it is not possible to physically conduct examinations in this round of Covid-19.

Let's tell you that the students have demanded that the final year or semester examinations in universities or other higher education institutions should be canceled and the students' results should be prepared based on their internal assessment or past performance.

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